Cocktails for the Colorado Gala

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 6PM
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

River Hero Honoree: Tim TimmermanSpecial Recognition: John LayEvent Chair: David L. Roche

We are closely monitoring the ongoing reports regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are in discussion about a possible contingency plan. The date feels far away, but the health and safety of all community members is utmost priority. We are working hard behind the scenes to create a plan and will alert you of any changes if it becomes necessary. We appreciate your understanding and support! Feel free to reach out to Keri Pearson, Director of Development, with any questions or concerns.

We are SOLD OUT of tables! To be added to the wait list, please email Keri Kelley Pearson,

Underwriting Sponsorships still available!


Kickoff Party Pics

Thank you to our 2020 Gala Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Evening Program Sponsor

Colorado River Sponsors

Pedernales River Sponsors
David & Becky Roche | Tim & Debbie Collins | Friends of Tim  

Llano River Sponsors
Jim & Cindy DeCosmo | John & Meg Erskine | The Lay Family | Lesley & John Pitts | Armbrust & Brown, PLLC | Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP | Colorado River Land Trust | DuBois Bryant & Campbell | Freese and Nichols, Inc | Frost | HNTB | HPI Real Estate Services & Investments | Horizon Bank | PMB Helin Donovan | Prominent Title | Prosperity Bank | rand* Construction | Rifeline

San Saba River Sponsors
Allen Family Foundation | Marty & Pam Akins | Steve & Joan Clark | Ronald Gertson | Anne & Russ Keene | Marie & Barth Timmerman | Pam & Neel White | Benny Boyd Auto Group | Blanton & Associates | Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc | First National Bank of Bastrop | Smith Turrieta Engineering

Concho River Sponsors
Land Strategies, Inc | Southside Bank | Teeple Partners Inc

In-kind Sponsors
Tito’s Handmade Vodka | Twin Liquors | Elijah Craig

Thank you to our Legacy Leaders!



Come early and stay late at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt!
Kimpton is offering gala attendees a discounted room rate the night of the gala.
Book before March 30, 2020

25th Anniversary Gala

Each year, hundreds of Austin’s industry leaders and key influencers come together at this annual fundraiser with the shared goal to make a positive impact for the Texas Colorado River and its Highland Lakes. This truly memorable event features exquisite food & drink, luxury silent auction, thrilling live auction, and other fun surprises. All funds raised will go to support water education for youth & the community which build awareness to protect the Texas Colorado River and keep it healthy for future generations.

At the Colorado River Alliance, we believe that a healthy, flowing river is imperative to the well-being of our communities and our state. Our mission is to champion the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement. We dedicate resources, time, and energy to educating Texans about how the Texas Colorado River supports us and how, in turn, we can ensure the longevity of its health. Since 1994, the Alliance has been connecting kids to the river, teaching them about natural resources, and helping to nurture a generation of water stewards and ambassadors.

Because of its importance to our state’s economy, our environment, our industry, our agriculture, and especially our lives as Texans, the Texas Colorado River is truly the lifeblood of our state. It is also the lifeblood of Austin’s $150B economy, which provides recreational and social environment envied throughout the nation. In order to maintain this precious resource for future generations to use and enjoy, we must educate today’s youth on its importance and take action by keeping it clean and flowing.

Susan Turrieta, Committee Chair
Sally Lay Allen | Amy Ashbaugh | Kelly Belt | Debbie Collins | Cindy DeCosmo | Lauren Crosby | Laura Villagran Johnson | Melissa Miller | Keri Kelley Pearson | Sarah Webster | Wade Webster | Amanda Wilson